Dental Emergency San Tan Valley AZ

 

Your kid comes home from playing basketball at a friends house…..with a knocked-out tooth!  What are you to do?  Whether the reason is sports, an accident, or assault, you need to know what to do and when to do it!  Injuries are never fun to deal with, but here is the good news.  Most teeth can be reinserted into the tooth socket if the ligament is alive.  You want to get to our dentist as soon as possible, so here are some important tips to know! Dental Emergency San Tan Valley AZ

When a tooth is severed from its socket, the ligament attached is destroyed.  For it to properly survive, the teeth needs all the tiny nerve fibers to remain attached.  Carefully pick up the tooth by the crown. #martindental Gently clean it by wiping any excess dirt from the tooth.  Set it back into the socket.  If that is to painful, you can hold it between your cheek and gums in the mouth while you are headed to the emergency dentist.  You should try to get there between 15 to 30 minutes.  Keeping it in your mouth, bathed in your own saliva will help keep the tooth alive. Dental Emergency San Tan Valley AZ

If the tooth can’t be placed into the mouth at all, the next best thing is to put it in cold, whole milk. #smilewithconfidence

When a tooth is lost in an accident, there is a 90 percent chance of it being saved as long as proper procedure has been followed.  If the tooth is lost because of periodontal disease, none of the above will work. Dental Emergency San Tan Valley AZ Here is the lesson.  Make sure you see your dentist for regular checkups.  If you notice any signs of gum disease, seek treatment. 

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